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religion, but particularly islam, there's not always a clear understanding to what the first amendment guarantees, which is the right to teach about a religion but not proselytize about it. i think there's fear of associating with anyone associated with islam. there are events outside our control that creates more interest and unfortunately also makes people more afraid. one of the programs we are about to launch is putting all our content online so a teacher in north dakota where there are no muslim, potentially, no expert can come to her classroom, they can go to our web site and download the content and teach the things we are teaching. >> i think partnerships are the best way to overcome the limitations because we all have limitations. and sometimes it's just visibility. we actually have on our web site 50 short films and one of them is a muslim student from a school in fremont going to a school in arinda talking about what it's like going to school as a muslim in the united states and they are asking questions and you see we are all kids in school and we have more similaritie
in his application process ryan made some sort of statements denying his religion and that's why his application was rejected. ryan's family says that is simply not true. they believe their son's application was denied because of his sexual orientation. allie rasmus. >>> governor brown slammed the allegations of prison allegations. >> i've read most of those. >> i read some of them. >> the senator pounded one of the reports. he says it's time to return to state control. >> california is a powerful state. we can run our own prisons. and by god let those judges give us our prisons back we'll run them right. >> brown said it would take -- he would take his fight to the u.s. supreme court if necessary. >> federal judges imposed a prison population cap back in 2009 after they found that overcrowding violates inmates constitutional rights. the state is already sending thousands of less serious offenders to local jails under a law passed just under a year ago. this new federal order would require california reduce the prison population by 33,000 more inmates to about 110,000 total prisoners
. to be fair to all persons. all ethnicities, all sexual orientations, and religions. an african-american, a woman. don't lose sight of the purpose of the conversation today. today jane and i want to make a statement that oftentimes foreshadowed when you don't have the pulpit. today we successfully have demonstrated that even the sidelines, even the corner, you can raise your voice, have another opportunity, another option, viable, strong, that has integrity, is thoughtful, filled with love and compassion. that is what leadership is about. stepping forth outside of your comfort zone and doing things sometimes when people to the left and to the right, no pun intended, are not able to do at that particular moment. so - as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation, the 50th anniversary of the march in washington, the commemoration of the first time in history san francisco mayor has been led by an asian american, five board of supervisors; we are leaving the country. they are watching and paying attention. every person that can hear my voice, every
there was a san francisco interface council there was the san francisco conference on religion, race and social concerns which for 25 years was the voice of social justice in the city and county of san francisco. it was that movement that gave birth to the san francisco interfaith council whose mission it is to bring people together of different faiths, to celebrate our diverse spiritual and religious traditions, build understanding, and serve our city. it was a previous mayor that challenged the interface council to step up to the place, to respond to its moral responsibility to care for the homeless at a time of crisis spun out of control, and we did. for almost a quarter of a century we have opened our congregation doors, fed and provided a warm and safe place for homeless men to sleep during the coldest and rainiest nights of the year. it's been this mayor and his predecessors who look to what happened at hurricane katrina, saw the key role that congregation leaders, facilities and congre gants can play at the time of a diseafert disaster and called us to stakeholders and mayor lee invi
by the public religion research institute- conducted before the newtown shooting- found six in ten catholics support stricter gun control laws, compared to about a third of white evangelical protestants and 42 percent of white mainline protestants. >> "it's just not about theology. it's also about culture and geography." >> reporter: the poll also found white evangelicals are the most likely to own guns. many live in southern and rural areas where guns are a way of life. so what does the bible say about weapons? >> "scripture teaches that christians are not to take weapons and avenge other people. however, there is an affirmation that government evil doers." >> reporter: with polls showing increased support for gun laws after newtown, could we see a shift among evangelicals? >> "it may be a tipping point where more folks in those communities realize that there are things we can do as a society to tamp down this kind of mass violence that doesn't require taking away everybody's guns." >> reporter: pastor daniel darling is calling on fellow evangelicals to support limits on high capacity magaz
daily and meaningful contact with a person of another race or religion. and then i had another trial after this was done in another jurisdiction that shall go unnamed, and i would say there were maybe 5 percent of the jurors, potential jurors, who had had meaningful contact with a person of a different race or ethnicity and that's really what this is about. one of my least favorite words is the word tolerance because, you know, i tolerate brussel sprouts but if you simply tolerate the diversity that is america, you are going to, you are aspiring for mediocrity. when we have, and this gets back to your question, when we have leaders that embrace diversity and that build a culture that says, you know what, if you want to compete in the global economy tomorrow, pal, you've got to embrace diversity. why does coca-cola write a brief to the united states supreme court and general motors and microsoft on issues of diversity and higher education? because they know if they want to get ahead, they've got to embrace that diversity. if they want to continue to be a fortunes 50 company, there
launched an interfaith speakers bureau where we take out representatives of the 5 major religions and do the same thing and we model in front of high school and middle school students how the faiths can sit down like we are sitting here today and have conversations about our commonalities but about our differences as well. many of the comments we get from students is, wow, you guys can sit up there and talk because most of the pictures our students see are the ones that have been playing across our screens the last 2 or 3 days. we hope by challenging that we can prevent bullying and harassment we've been seeing here today. >> thank you, amina stacy is manager of communications for the los angeles giants. >> if you think about what our mission is, you probably think our mission is to win the world series every year, which hopefully this year we're on the right track, but actually our mission statement, we just went through an exercise but our mission statement has always been to enrich the community through innovation. and it's very, i am very proud of the fact that the giants have been
to be depressed. >>> time now 4:51. an unlikely combination of civil rights and religion. still ahead, what will soon happen in one of the nation's most prominent churches. >> a self-help guru has fears of his own. how he conquered them in the san francisco bay. >>> around the bay area today, we have some 30s and also some dense fog in the valleys. 40s elsewhere. a chance of rain as we get toward the afternoon. we'll talk about that coming up. >> taking a live look at some of our traffic cameras for you this morning. here's a live look at the golden gate, bay bridge and milpitas commute. so far off to a nice start. got word of a new accident south san jose. we'll update you on that coming up. >> thank you. >>> wedding bells will soon be ringing for same-sex couples in washington, d.c. cathedral officials say the washington national cathedral will be among the first episcopal congregations to implement a new rite every marriage for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender members. they will announce the policy today. the cathedral has been used for pr
and women. in india, this comes out of religion, out of caste, out of culture. the people who get elected are sometimes traditional leaders. they don't want to overturn these traditions. it's very hard to get oppressed minorities to be given their due. >> fareed zakaria, thank you very much. be sure to catch a special edition of "gps" on sunday, focusing on the president's second term. he gets advice on how the president should handle the challenges he'll be facing over the next four years. "memo to the president, roadmap for a second term." it airs sunday night at 8:00 p.m. >>> tomorrow, padma lakshmi is "outfront." the former model who was born in india and spent a lot of time there, she spends a lot of time there and speaks out for the first time about the rape and her country. >> and we're moments away from the biggest college football game of the year. what? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus severe cold and flu fights your worst flu symptoms, plus that cough. [ sighs ] thanks!... [ male announcer ] you're welcome. that's the cold truth! ♪ [ indistinct shouting ] [ male announcer
loved working for kids and he was also a teacher of religion class. and if you set for him for five minutes. and really, he is a hero. and what is your problem with average talent kids playing high school football? >> because it is too dangerous. unless you are a star player and you do not get hit that often however, if you can get a college scholarship, gold for ayou can t and go for it. however, it is dangerous. and i do not want our son play at. >> and just a thought but was 12:30 a.m. just a little bit too late? >> there is catherine heenan. and what were you thinking? >> there is nothing better than telling a. how to raise your kids but you are than telling a. how to raise your kids but you are correct. [ crickets chirping ] [ traffic passing ] ♪ [ music box: lullaby ] [ man on tv, indistinct ] ♪ [ lullaby continues ] [ baby coos ] [ man announcing ] millions are still exposed to the dangers... of secondhand smoke... and some of them can't do anything about it. ♪ [ continues ] [ gasping ]
that it takes two to three weeks for the flu vaccine to take effect. >> flu or religions of and dramatically knock down the systems. >> we will have a full look at your forecast coming up in a minute. sleep train has your ticket to tempur-pedic. experience the pressure-relieving comfort of tempur-pedic, and sleep risk-free with sleep train's 100-day money back guarantee. get 36 months interest-free financing: no down, and no interest for 3 years. plus, get free same-day delivery. sleep train's 100-day money back guarantee, interest-free financing, and free delivery? that's the ticket! sleep train's ticket to tempur-pedic is on now. ♪ sleep train ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ >> 5:45 a.m. is the time the san francisco 49ers are getting ready to take on the green bay packers tomorrow and the nfc divisional matchups. tickets for tomorrow's game are sold out, they were gone in less than three minutes. kickoff is at 5:00 p.m. at candlestick park. and this morning it is cold out there and erica as tracking your forecast. >> it is a cold start to the morning but not as cold as ori
at public schools in indiana amid what he calls attack on religion, is this a good idea? >> let's ask fox news religion contributor father jonathan morris. >> anger people and i would put this on facebook and twitter and people got angry and my mom called me and got upset. >> alisyn: wow. >> i said i don't agree with this legislator's approach. let me explain why. when we say public schools, what we really mean is government schools. these are -- we have given to the government the role of educating our children. i think that's a bad idea in the first place, very bad idea. but if we say that the government can mandate in in case a certain prayer, you must-- all schools pray our father. and we should also be totally open to the idea of another legislator or another court saying that bypass saj age of t koran should be mandated in the school? do you we want that? very good answer. >> you're correctly uncomfortable with the the government pushing a specific dogma and i share that. on the other hand, government schools push a certain dogma every day. i mean, textbooks, push a certain world vi
's a wave of intolerance sweeping this country. intolerance of any public expression of god or religion, it's a wave and sweeping this country. >> tucker: where is it coming from? >> certainly interest spokes people, activists who would like to wipe the face of god not only of public conscious. >> alisyn: what he's saying, he doesn't believe that president obama believes every word of the bible. if you don't believe every word and many americans don't. >> because we don't practice all ten commandments take them down from the courtroom. right now it totally makes sense to do what he is suggesting, get rid of the bible, get rid of any prayer in the inauguration, right? we should get, totally take "in god we trust" off the dollar bill. we should absolutely get rid of any expression whatsoever of religion, if we believe, if we believe that true meaning of separation of church and state means that god stays within the walls of a church. and that's what these activists are doing. we should also take the mention of god out of our constitution, in god we trust, really? >> well, this guy is not goin
that pokes fun at religion and just about everything else too. >> did you expect it to catapult your career? >> no. i thought it would hurt my career. >> his career is flourishing. he has done movies, tv, and once worked on the daily show. >> josh gadd. thank you very much. >> he grew up in florida where he learned at a very young age to use humor as a protective coat of arm our. >> i was the product of a divorced household. it was kind of a painful period when i was about 6. and the one weapon that i always had was making my family laugh. >> and laughing is what "1600 penn" is all about. that and family dynamics, like trying to get a hug from the president when he happens to be your dad. in this case i thought i could help. i know somebody that will hug you. do you want to try it? nice hug, right? and, carl, the cast was thrilled to have a screening of the series last night at the white house. president obama got to give his two cents. >> twinkle. we'll be calling you that from now on. >> don't get it confused with tinkle, please. >> catch it don't right here on nbc. up next, the oscar nom
fishing. >> one of my co-workers is a fish guru and watches this like a religion and told me they're biting like crazy. >> reporter: it didn't take long. within minutes, the squid were hitting the deck, lots of them. katie mason brought along her kids, including 5-year-old catalina. >> well, i warned them, it's wet, it's dirty, it's crazy. so i wanted them to kind of have that experience. >> they're really big. >> it's like pulling up a volkswagen tire. >> reporter: putting up a fight and squirting water and ink at everyone on board. >> once they come up and they get in the light, you can catch as many as you want really quickly. >> reporter: the last time so much jumbo squid showed up here was back in 2009 and the discovery channel just shot this first-ever video of an elusive 600-pound giant squid. why are so many suddenly showing up off the california coast? we asked marine biologist chris plant. >> it is remarkable we're seeing them in the density worry seeing them in. we can only guess that they're chasing food. they could be eating anything from small krill all the way up to
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